Why Did I Wake Up With 3 Unexplained Scratches/Cuts on My Body?

Updated on June 12, 2019
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I have discovered that mysterious scratches in certain formations have appeared on people's bodies all over the globe, including my own.

Thousands of people from across the globe have awoken to mysterious scratch marks on their bodies. What do they mean?
Thousands of people from across the globe have awoken to mysterious scratch marks on their bodies. What do they mean? | Source

Certain strange phenomena occur frequently and affect individuals across the globe, but are rarely discussed. Thanks to the internet, however, people who observe unusual occurrences—in this case waking up with three scratches somewhere on their bodies—are now starting to talk to each other. Those suffering from nocturnal scratches and abrasions with no tangible cause are turning to the web to seek answers. There are many of us out there, and some of us are starting to realize that we may be suffering from the same phenomenon.

When I say it like that, it sounds crazy, right? Sure it does. It sounds crazy to me too, and I'm the one writing about the phenomenon of unexplainable scratches appearing on human flesh. When people start to wake up with scratches that defy logical explanation, the following questions come to mind:

  • What does this mean?
  • Why is this happening?
  • Who else is it happening to?
  • Am I crazy, or is this real?
  • What can I do to stop this?

These scratches defy explanation and leave victims wondering "why me?"
These scratches defy explanation and leave victims wondering "why me?" | Source

What Do Unexplained Scratches Mean?

Over the course of my research and communication with other afflicted individuals, I've collected the following information regarding the phenomenon of waking up to unexplained scratches on the body:

  • These scratches usually come in threes. They can be parallel, crossed, or random, but most often appear in sets of three.
  • The most common areas on which the scratches appear are the back, arms, legs, and face.
  • In addition to the mysterious scratches, many individuals also experience inexplicable bite marks and bruising.
  • These strange injuries seem to appear at times in our lives when temptation is near or when we're facing a big decision.
  • This phenomenon doesn't restrict itself to one country. It has afflicted many individuals and families around the world.

Thousands of victims, myself included, have turned to the internet to search for answers and insight about the three unexplainable scratches that have appeared on our bodies.

Unexplained injuries are cause for concern. What entity or entities may have inflicted them?
Unexplained injuries are cause for concern. What entity or entities may have inflicted them? | Source

Personal Stories About Mysterious, Random, and Unexplained Scratches

The following are testimonials from real victims of the phenomenon, most of whom discovered the injuries in sets of three upon waking from sleep. These are real comments left by readers who have experienced scratches and other mysterious events.

Personal Powers: Gift or Curse?

"I found this site via a search on paranormal scratches. I'm the victim of this phenomenon. This has been happening to me for the last 6 years. At first I thought it was just something odd or that maybe one of my cats scratched me and I didn't remember. I actually watched them form one night and had witnesses to the event. They were raised like welts and turned bloody. After about 3 days they completely disappeared. I've had them in places I can't reach which rules out self-infliction. I've had them on my face, neck, arms, legs, and back. Over the years I've almost gotten used to them.

I was told that it might be a ghost in my house, but when I moved it kept happening. Also other people that have been close to me have been affected as well. I know this is bizarre and doesn't fit the norm, so I'm here in search of answers. I've been advised by someone who tried to help me that it may in fact be my own psychic doing. Let me explain. We all have a personal spiritual energy and there's a lot about the human mind we are only starting to understand. It's been suggested that I have certain powers or gifts that are making this happen. This power comes at a price, though. It's painful and has affected others I know.

The bloody scratch marks eventually heal and disappear but nonetheless it's scary. I'm not saying that I'm some kind of warlock or anything like that. The reality is I don't know what's going on or how to deal with this. I could use some help. So I've chose the grassroots method and decided to find others like me. The person I'm currently talking to has been very helpful, but she is only one source of information. I would like to hear from others. Thanks."

Looking for Answers

"I wake up sometimes and I have scratches on my upper body, on the front and back of my right shoulder blade, and on my stomach on the right side. I don't inflict them on myself and I also do not have any animals. What do you think they are coming from?"

An Ongoing Battle With a Relentless Foe

"On way too many occasions I have woken up with bad bruises on my body. I know that at work I often bump my arms and legs into things, but these bruises are on my torso. Unless someone pinched me or hit me, I can not figure out where I got them. On several occasions my husband has noticed bruising on my back and scratching on my back as if someone had just scratched me. They are not bleeding, but they are fresh. I have had dealings in the past with paranormal experiences where I have been pushed down a flight of stairs, or punched in the back. I call to the power of the Lord, Jesus Christ to rid me of these attacks. It usually works. But, the Devil just does not like to let go."

Demonic Damage

"The scratches, if not self-inflicted, are definitely demonic. There have been thousands of these afflictions in the past and 90% have demonic origin.

There is Biblical evidence of this, and it can be overcome. But don't go to a Catholic priest for prayer; they will just tie you up in religious jargon. Call a reputable evangelist."

A Sobering Fright

"I am having these issues right now.

Yesterday I awoke with a large bruise on my forearm in the shape of a toothless human bite. The surrounding area is swollen, and I had 2 other people besides myself look for bug/spider bites(NONE)!

Today I have three scratches on the other forearm that became welt-like and burn. They are wider than cat scratches. Two of the scratches run straight up and down the forearm and the third sort of curves towards the other two. They are all about two to two-and-a-half inches long. I don't smoke dope (speed, meth, whatever you want to call it) or crack, no alcohol, no over-the-counter pills."

Unhallowed Ground

"I was awoken around 2:24am when my three-year-old son came running into my room screaming, "Get it away from me, get it away from me!" I opened my eyes as he climbed in bed between me and my wife. It was still dark in the room. I looked towards the foot of the bed. With GOD as my witness, clear as day, I saw a green face. I saw his eyes, nose, and mouth. His head was at the foot of the bed as if he was resting his chin on the bed. I screamed as loud as I could and reached for the light. By this time I was standing on my pillow against the headboard... The face disappeared when I turned the light on. I turned every light on in my home and searched every closet, under every bed, every square inch. I found nothing!

We live in a township called Huron believed to have been built on Indian burial grounds. I've been in the garage working underneath the car and have heard someone come in the door and close it and nobody was there at all. We have heard loud banging from the outside which shakes the house: not one or two bangs but six or seven in a row. Once I called the police and they searched the outer grounds. At the time there was four inches of snow on the ground and no one found a single footprint where the banging came from.

I have since moved out of that house and my father continues to live there. He had three scratches on him last week. He also said he saw the green face in his room. I built a home on three acres on property right next door. Nothing has happened in my new home as we had it blessed. But my father says he hears a man talking almost every night. He has woken to the sound of water running and has had to shut it off.

When he got sick and had to go to the hospital for surgery he was gone for seven days. I let his dogs out every day and fed them and spent time with them. THEY BOTH DIED for no reason the night before my dad was released from the hospital. The vet has no clue what they died from. They were both only four years old. I believe a demonic evil within the home murdered my dad's dogs.

Every thing I have said is true and not a stunt. On the brighter side of things, my mom, who divorced my father 30 years ago lives in Arizona. She feeds these wild birds every day in her back yard by a stucco wall. The other day she noticed a face on the wall that looks to me like Jesus."

Do Dreams Spill Over?

"I have had unexplained scratches, strange bruises, and possible burn marks. I have also had very fine, laser-straight parallel scratches under my right eye which disappeared within hours. I live in a clean house with no pets and shower every day. I'm not religious. All the marks clear up within a few days and do not hurt. I do dream about large demonic looking creatures (tall with gladiator-like human bodies and vile dog-like heads), but in the dreams I'm not afraid and find myself to be stronger and quicker and fend them off very easily. According to my partner I'm a heavy sleeper and a right git to wake up so I don't think the marks are self-inflicted. Some are right in the middle of my back where I couldn't reach. Maybe they're psychosomatic."

A Startling Development

"I get these scratches when I'm awake..."

Risky Rituals

"My brother Guy, my best friend Mindy, and me (Chrissy) were in my room the other day. We sat in a circle in the dark and held hands. Each of us said the words, 'On the first day of school I fell off my bike and got a scratch,' and so on seven times. We turned the lights on and checked our backs. Mindy had SEVEN red scratches lined up on her back.

There was one scratch on my neck, two scratches on my right arm, and four on my left arm. My brother only had small ones. We took pictures of Mindy's. Mindy and I have scratches all over our bodies. One of Mindy's scratches left a scab. The one on my neck is very deep, deep enough to leave a rash.

We don't have a very good relationship with Jesus Christ, so I don't know what to do...but I wear a cross. It helps me when I'm scared for some reason. I have a really bad feeling about this. Help. I have had weird experiences with these type of things before, such as screaming on my camera when I was making a video and nobody was at my house but me. And I've seen weird things in Mindy's room but i won't get into details because nobody believes me. I don't know what to do and I'm scared to be alone in my room."

How Can We Explain These Mysterious Scratches on Our Bodies?

For several years, my family and I experienced sets of three scratches appearing mysteriously on our bodies without an obvious cause or explanation. In retrospect, we have come to believe that we were disregarding God and all He stood for during this portion of our lives. We were living for ourselves, using drugs, and embracing the "rock star" lifestyle.

While the scratches were weird enough on their own, what drove our suspicion to the next level was the fact that they appeared in patterns. Sometimes there were three parallel, cat-like scratch marks, just deep enough to see red, but not deep enough to draw blood. Sometimes there was one horizontal line with two vertical lines crossing it near the center. They would always burn at first, then disappear entirely a short time later—only to appear somewhere else on our bodies before long.

For us, this era felt drowned in confusion and chaos, so much so that we began to perceive the very atmosphere around us as foggy or hazy. As the scratches began to appear more and more frequently, things suddenly became clear: These mysterious scratches had a meaning—a purpose. We came to believe that they were intentionally inflicted to cause chaos and confusion in our lives, and ultimately destroy us. In a nutshell, we realized that demons were placing these marks on our bodies.

We had to look outside the realm of logical explanation to get to the bottom of our nightmarish scratches.
We had to look outside the realm of logical explanation to get to the bottom of our nightmarish scratches. | Source

Our Theory: Scratches Caused by Demons

I know, I know, it sounds crazy—and I agree—but I believe some amazing and disturbing things may be occurring behind the scenes of humanity's existence. My family and I have been told that we are crazy, but we are resolute in the validity of our shared experience. We were affected physically by a phenomenon and have decided to share our story with others suffering from the same thing. Little did we know, it was happening to millions around the world!

What We Did Next

According to my research, the three parallel scratches symbolize destruction or the desire to "destroy." But what is meant to be destroyed? We, the marked humans, are the intended targets. The demonic forces administering the scratches prey on our corruption. God tells us that "the devils go to and fro, seeking whom they may devour." So for us, the only way we could stop this phenomenon from continuing was by surrendering to Jesus Christ. How do we know this to be true? We called to Him, and even though we disregarded His ways, He answered.

How We Stopped the Scratches From Recurring

After several months of making the right decisions in life and becoming more aware and obedient to God's moral laws, we were set free! We are living proof that Jesus Christ is our guide and our Savior!

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

— 1 Peter 5:8

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Have you woken up with unexplained scratches or injuries? Tell us about them in the comments.

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      Claud 

      6 days ago

      This occured to me just today morning when i woke up. I found 3 scratch marks on my left arm which i'm sure i dint do it myself. It just occured overnight and the cuts are deep that it started burning when i woke up in the morning. I just cant explain myself how it has occured.

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      Trinity Osborne 

      8 days ago

      Hi, I have been having some problems where i have had cuts, bruises, even bite marks so up on my body. My uncle says he has the sams problem were you have a dream about you getting scratched or hurt then you wake up and your either hurt in the same area or you just have a red mark...But ive woken up by my friends saying that when i fell asleep that i would start to shake like i was having a cesure(i cant spell correctly) and when they woke me up ive woken up sitting straight up and when i look at my body ill see strange marks...Like one time i was at my friends and they woke me up cause i was starting to shake really badly and when i woke up i had a hand print on my arm multiple times...It sucks cause i wake up in pain but i dont know what its from...Does any of yall know what to do?

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      Pappydanny53 

      11 days ago

      Going on for 20 years now. Always on the out side of my left leg

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      Danny 

      11 days ago

      It’s happen to me for over 20 years

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      Lisa 

      3 weeks ago

      This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks I have woken up with unusual scratches on the back of my right leg. The other night I was awoken with an awful burning sensation on the my back of my calf. I’m like, “ How in the heck did that get there?” There were 3 scratch marks going down in a vertical position and they were thin but kind of deep but didn’t bleed, just red, swollen like a welt. They burned like fire, enough to wake me up from a dead sleep. I’m a very heavy sleeper. Exactly 7 days later, I find a series of 3 scratch marks on the same leg but this time in a horizontal pattern on the back of my left leg, directly behind my knee. These were a little deeper and burned like fire. The ones from last week are taking forever to heal. I’m a healthy individual and generally heal pretty quickly. About a month ago, I woke to find 3 scratches on the side of my neck. I do have a cat but he sleeps in the other room and I always keep the covers over my entire body. I just can’t explain these peculiar scratches. I don’t have long fingernails and I keep them well groomed so I can’t possibly see me scratching myself and in such an odd area of my body. I didnt give it much thought at first, I just assumed I scratched myself during the day at some point, but I assumed I would have felt it.

      This is even weirder. I was taking a walk the other day on a well groomed sidewalk. I started getting a burning sensation on the back of my right leg. I looked down to find 3 fresh red and swollen scratches. I’m like, “This is getting ridiculous!” Where are these coming from!

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      Alexis 

      3 weeks ago

      i woke up today and i have 2 scratches under my armpit i dont got nails to scratch and i dont have any pets around me when i sleep i noticed them when i used deodorant and i had this bad burn feeling i checked and seen them last night and the day before that i been hearing noises around my house i dont believe in ghost but i dont know if im starting to believe it now they been scaring me around my house.

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      Paris pope 

      2 months ago

      I often wake up with markings all over my body but there not in threes theg look like letters i noticed H's A's and other letters i've also seen many shadows in side of my house. ive seen a dog a little girl and boy a teenage girl limping up my stairs who looked to be in a crop top with blood and other things. Please lord help me.

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      Donna anderson 

      2 months ago

      My boyfriends 20 yr. Old son moved in with him. I live in my trailor behind their house. Pete ( my boyfriend) has told me a few times hes seen a short child size faceless p ere son wearing white run fast from the bedroom to bathroom.hes been uneasy liveing there. Anyway the other day his son said he woke up with many areas of fine scratches on his body. I saged the entire house.last night his son had a buddy over.they fell asleep late and this morning his friend woke up with scratches.i heard sage would cleanse any negative .what can we do?5

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      Kaiden Miller 

      2 months ago

      I always seem to wake up from a nap or in the morning with scratches on my back or arm and some random bruises on my thigh and when ever i go to my room I have the guest bedroom right their in front of my room every time I walk past the room I feel like I’m being watched and every time at night I go up their to see the door opened when I ask my parents they say they didn’t do it

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      Maj 

      2 months ago

      I have had these scratches with same patterns two scrach one curvy one straight they join together on my right shoulders for years, I know anything I have a problem it happens to me. My wife saying that anything you have problem it happens to you. I think as long as you are positive they can not do it to you. I am trying to figure out whether this is work of male of female ? I am glad my wife she trust me, otherwise I had a lot explanation to do

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      Brad 

      3 months ago

      I have had these 3 vertical scratches on my right arm for well over a year or more now, they never move, never bleed, but every few months it looks like they are re-scratched, and ive started to hear shit in my house, noises n things moving, and I have just recently heard my name by a very angry women from about halfway up my stairs while I was in the kitchen washing dishes

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      Elijah 

      3 months ago

      Hi . I was looking for some answer's maybe someone can help me. . well I spent the night at my girlfriends house for the first night last night and she noticed a scratch on my back in the shape of a cross . I have no idea how it got there or what it means.

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      Namath 

      3 months ago

      I'm not sure and how this all works but if you have something to say about my comment I would like to hear it I have not went back to Catholic Mass from that point and my brother tries to get me to go and I don't does anyone think I should I am I being just dumb

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      Namath 

      3 months ago

      I've never really spoken about this but I started going to mass with my brother who is newly Catholic I went with him about four times and enjoyed it after the 4th time I went home and was smoking a cigarette on my porch when all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain on my right inner thigh I finished my cigarette one to the house went into the restroom and looked at my leg and had three scratch marks the same with the part and the same length on my inner thigh and they went away about 3 or 4 days later

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      Shahn 

      3 months ago

      I have had these laser fine scratches in groups of 3 all over the past few nights. Im kinda freaked out!! Please help

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      Grace 

      3 months ago

      On my birthday i went camping with my family, as u can imagine i slept in a tent.The first couple nights were fine but then one night i woke up to my arm hurting rlly bad so i looked at it and there were three scratches that were bloody and it hurt so bad so i cleaned it up and after a while they turned into white faded scars and are still there but ever since then i woke up with so many different bruises and another bloody scratch on my leg which also turned into a scar.

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      Matt 

      3 months ago

      So I woke up with scratches on one of my butt cheek. Then the next night on my back

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      anonymous 

      4 months ago

      i use to wake up with scratches and bite marks on my back and stomach but then i got a chain necklace because it is said that chains repel demons so i got one to try it and it worked great so if thus happens to you try this it might help putting salt around you before sleeping also works really well. I know this from pure experience.

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      Saki 

      4 months ago

      Hi everyone, I had the same scratches to my body but I don't have them now. I was really curious and didn't the reason behind it cause sometimes it were in places that is impossible for me to reach. Science has reasonable explanation for that as I have researched but I didn't give up. At last after researching and all I got my answers. I am sorry but yes it is connected to religion. I am not going to say my religion but I started seeking answers from different religions. All of them had the same answer (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). They are these creatures described in the holy book that has different names. Unfortunately we can't see them and they were described as very scary. They tend to hurt people in their sleep if they like you. Some people after getting scratches started recording their sleep and what they found was horrifying. They crawl backwards and some tend to elevate. However, there are some solutions to it that can help you like it did to me. Don't sleep naked and try to sleep on the right side. Don't sleep in your stomach it's bad for health and you get more scars. Don't go to sleep right after you ejaculated and if you do so try to take a shower to purify yourself. Don't watch porn before you to sleep cause the creature likes it when humans are naked. I know this might not seem true or credible and I might seem funny. If it does so, it's okay not to believe in it but if you have scratches what else can you do to prevent it. You can at least try this methods. Even if you are not religious you can give it a try. That's all hope I was helpfup. Remember not sleep naked even though it feels good. Sometimes things that feel good are bad for you. Hope all of you are fine

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      Demon Queen 

      4 months ago

      I use to (when i was 4 ish) wake up with morbidly large hand prints and hand shaped bruises on mo body and warping around my arms this doesn't happen any more now i wake up with random gashes that leave scars so my family thinks i'm not right in the head.

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      Ellie 

      4 months ago

      I woke up to 9 scratches on my thigh and over my knee

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      dante greenup smith 

      4 months ago

      so weird but this morning at exactly 3:33am i woke up and i had a cut on my wrist next to my veins can you please explain

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      Leora Rose 

      4 months ago

      I wake up with a look of a cat scratch on my ribs in the same spot they go away but reappear in like 1 week or 2 in the same spot

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      Michael c. 

      4 months ago

      My fiancee wakes up with 4 small scratches between her neck and shoulder and they burn.

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      April 

      4 months ago

      Today I woke up with weird scratches in my wrist and it was like a cross when I was 10 I woke up with a hand print on my arm and with scratches all over my body .i have a dog but he don’t sleep with me And if he scratch me I would of felt it .God plz help me

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      Josh 

      5 months ago

      Jesus is the only way to help with this problem he beat the demons and demons temple that his name that is the way to help yourself no one else and do it for you

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      unkonwn 

      5 months ago

      What is the solution of these things.. ?

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      Unknown 

      5 months ago

      So today i woke up with 2 scratches on my arm they were crossing. Then i was watching netflix and i saw the last one appear. They are all disappering. There not cat scratches because they bleed. This doesnt bleed its just red and very deep.

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      Montez0331 

      5 months ago

      Guys can someone please help me. I wake up with 3 to 6 scratches on my hips. I know it’s a succubus spirit. What is the cause of this? It’s been happening for years I’m 22 now and married. It’s still happening. I’m

      It scared just confused.

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      Mpfbuh001 

      5 months ago

      To Timisplitter and Aerum

      I will sing this until I have no more air in my lungs. CALL ON THE NAME OF LORD JESUS CHRIST. He hears us, cry unto Him. Jesus Christ is powerful that even demons tremble at the mention of Jesus Christ. Philippians 2 vs 10-11

      That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

      Have faith.

      God bless everyone

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      Salim 

      5 months ago

      Demons are their we need to respect their privacy they have their on life style we should not interfere at all. they are created same like us by The Al mighty God.

      In case you need to talk to them sometimes if you guts or you may end up to mad hospital.

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      Aerum 

      5 months ago

      I use to get scratches a lot when I woke up all the time a long time ago but they stopped for a couple years now all of a sudden today I found three scratches on my left leg and two on my right leg and I don’t know where they came from! I I’m really tall so even when I curl my legs up to my chest when I’m sleeping I can’t reach the area where my scratches are so it’s not self inflicted! Idk where it’s coming from but I don’t like it! Also everything goes missing in my house it’s crazy! It’s gotten so bad that it’s causing a family feud! My family are fighting because one person thinks the other stole something of there’s but then it mysteriously appears a couple minutes later! I have also seen a transparent lady walk out of my Grandma’s bathroom (me and my mom live with her) and that woman looked at me surprised almost like I wasn’t supposed to see her, then she ran into my grandma’s room! I don’t know what to do plz help! T-T

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      Geneva Stanley 

      5 months ago

      In my old apartment, I woke up quite often with scratches and bruises on my body, and I know for sure they were not self-inflicted. Most often, the scratches would show up on my neck or legs, but one time I had a somewhat deep cut on my collar bone, right where it meets my shoulder. This one was especially strange because of how severe it was in comparison. I have so many bruises all the time, and even my friends ask why, but the vast majority of the time they have absolutely no explanation. I had a cut on the back of my leg once, and that one actually re-opened and left a scar. Explain it how you like but I absolutely believe it to be paranormal, demonic, metaphysical; however you choose to call it. Around that time I started to experience visions, and even smells that I had not experienced/ was not around. I could sense when (and can, still) something was wrong in a person’s live and what they were not telling me, seeing a past event in their lives. I do not do so well with predictions, but I can definitely see the past or the present of someone who is not with me.

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      Timisplitter 

      6 months ago

      I have had some very strange things going on. My husband passed 2 years ago. Since then I've had some negative people try to take over . Which I got rid of. But my health has gotten very bad, my apartment I can't keep clean at all. No matter what. I'ts like something won't let me clean. My keys disappear. I have woken up with bruises fingerprints. My beloved cat she was very old died I found her at my bathroom door. What was strange is that her body position was weird. Her front part was going off to the right but the very back just above the tail we in the opposite direction. I live in a studio apartment and never heard anything. She didn't look stressed. My new kitten I kept a video going and heard him meowing and hissing at something you can hear bangs and you hear my kitten in distress. I can't seem to keep my thoughts organized I have smudged I know how to do all that I was raised Wiccan so I know when there is something else up. The list goes on. My energy is getting sucked dry and I can't make it stop. There alot of very petty people who mental health issues that live here. I feel like I am under a attack. I have a sudden swarm of insects and crazy stuff. There is a woman who lives below me who I guess you would call her a friend? She has been trying to copy me and she uses my loss to her advantage. Her bf passed so if anyone says that they feel bad for my loss she has to remind people the she lost her bf. I have caught her in so many lies and she Really tries to keep me down. It's very strange. I try to fight and be strong but I am getting worn down with the constant on slot for two years of negative interaction. I am not a suicidal personbut I have tried to hurt myself I am having unwelcomed thoughts. I can't sleep I keep having nightmares

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      Liza Smith 

      6 months ago

      Two months ago I woke up and felt my legs were bruised down my outside thighs. Having Fybromialgia, I figured I was having a flare up and needed to get back on my inflammation free diet.

      I didn't think much about it until I changed clothes. On my left thigh was three hematoma bruises. One was a triangle shaped with a smaller triangle above it. Then a large circle hematoma close to my knee. They only hurt when I rub them. They have faded but the deep bruising is still there.

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      beau martin 

      6 months ago

      i am only 12 but I have scratches all over my fingers and have no idea how they got there my mom says because my hands are dry then I use some moisturizer but they don't go away and they are really annoying please help

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      MitchJoyce 

      6 months ago

      im currently going through this ordeal. scratches, odd things going on........... i would like to talk to someone who is too..... 361-446-6761

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      Treston Bear 

      7 months ago

      I’m scared to sleep at night I play my game to keep me distracted every night. I feel like when I’m laying in the dark something watches me. I am affraid of sleeping. I wake up with bite marks bruises and scratches. I am affraid. I have 2 dogs but there small puppies. I don’t remember bumping into anything sharp I just wake up with these scratches and I’m worried.

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      Nicole 

      7 months ago

      I know u can stretch urself at night but my stratch didn't appear overnight. We were watching a movie, we stopped it so he could go smoke. I felt something on my forehead and just touched the area. I had a stratch on me. So I looked in the mirror its shaped like a cat stratch. (we don't have a cat) it looked like it just happened. He came back in and I asked him "why did you tell me I had a stratch on my forehead" his response was Becuz it wasn't there before.

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      Dawn Marie 

      7 months ago

      Ever since i was a little girl i use to have dreams about demons and hell. Mind you I had nothing to feel guilty about at that age. I had a bad case of sleep paralysis as a teen with a black shadow saying my name and coming to my bed side and floating above me and i couldn't move or breathe.Scared me enough to seek help with Jesus.Then as i got older i tried to ignore it but didn't help ,,and was having futuristic and apocalyptic dreams. I saw my step father die in a dream and he died 3 yrs later exactly how my dream played. I moved to a house that was renovated and within two months i started noticing stuff like light bulbs blowing..then exploding head syndrome sleeping. Soon after i started waking up with scratches..mostly in threes across my chest..my neck and arms. Even worse one formed while i was awake and it burned. I started taking pictures on my phone. I moved out and it's been better ..but I wont sleep in total darkness. They don't like the light so i sleep with a string of white lights over my bed. I am either haunted or being an intuitive water sign doesn't help but i feel the urge to get the message across..and trust me there are the unseen....I am 50 yrs old now..and very spiritual..Pray for protection..ask for Jesus and help from Arc Angels...God bless.

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      Penelope Coleman 

      7 months ago

      My 15 yr old son has the same scratches on his back. First three we noticed that appeared was in the middle. Another three claw marks showed up on his lower back. Now he has three more claw marks between his shoulder blades. My son is strong and I know he has the gift of seeing people that have passed over or lost.

      But we are now getting worried because they are not going away. But more are appearing

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      Bigcat 

      7 months ago

      A few years ago I was staying at an older hotel in the Easton area of Columbus, Oh. We were there for a business event and booked the hotel for two nights. The first night there sometime around 2:00-3:00 am I felt a very noticeable burning sensation on the inside of my right leg just above the knee. The sensation was severe enough to wake me but I didn't get up to investigate the cause.

      In the morning when I was showering, I noticed on my leg, three distinct parallel scratches approximately 1.5 inches long, on my leg in the area I felt the burning sensation overnight. They looked like cat cat scratch and were approximately 1/4 inch apart. I didn't think to much of it at the time and kinda joked with my GF about my demon scratch.

      I have a friend that investigates the paranormal and I mentioned it to him a year or so after the fact. He explained it was a sign to destroy, the demonology aspect, etc. Since then I sometimes look for similar experience others have had.

      The scar remained on my leg for well over a year but has finally disappeared. At that time in my life I had become active in the church and performed live music in church monthly. Don't know why I was targeted but it absolutely happened. My GF freaks when I talk about it.

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      Sandycorigional 

      7 months ago

      Hi just this morning i woke up with scratches on my right hip to my leg and its not the first time.first time i had scratches on my back,,then my tummy and they were in 3's and now its bruses.my son lives with me and i talked to him about it and he said,mum you dont sleep walk soi dont know what it is.maybe some one is trying to tell me something

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      Kym 

      8 months ago

      Not one person ive noticed does not have the paralysed, demonic and paranormal nightmares along with the 3 parallel scratches n loads of small scratches that ive endured for around 10 years now ,please can anyone relate to what im going thru cos im scared to go sleep every night

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      Joseph 

      8 months ago

      I found this page by Googling "three scratches". Last night my youngest child was sick and vomiting. She ended up in bed with my wife, sleeping closest to our bathroom with my wife on my side of the bed. I was at our computer in the living room and had the TV on. I turned to watch some TV and saw something out of the corner of my eye. It looked like a grey "wisp" that moved in our dining area. A few minutes later it sounded like something was moved or pushed. I sat still and didn't see or hear anything else.

      I went to sleep in a spare bedroom and got up this morning with no issues. My wife took the day off to watch our youngest and I already had the day off and planned on running errands. After getting our two oldest kids on the bus I went out shopping. I stopped at our local Wawa gas station for coffee and a sandwich. My wife called and said that she went to get a shower and noticed three scratches on her body at the base of her neck / right side. She said they itched and burned. She has never had this happen before and our youngest had her fingernails trimmed two days prior for picture day so it's unlikely that our daughter did this. The scratches look like three claw marks moving downward and inward towards each other at the bottom.

      I had this happen to me on my right side on my rib cage a while ago but didn't think much of it. We're in Southern Maryland in a house built in 2003. We don't practice religion nor have we been involved with witchcraft. Both of us were raised Catholic. I have no clue what is going on. Our oldest (11 year old girl) says our house is spooky and that she sometimes sees a black shadow in my bedroom when she's watching TV in the living room. I've seen the same thing in this house and the same phenomenon happened in my childhood home in Pennsylvania.

      my daughter has told my Mother that she has seen a black cloud moving on the ceiling above the bed when we visited. I saw the same thing in the corner of my room when I was little. Our son (8 years old) has been scared at night in the past and said that he heard scratching noises in his room. I would like an idea as to what's going on an what, if any connection there is between my oldest daughter and myself.

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      HihiD 

      8 months ago

      I decided to check my inner thigh and I saw at least five lines of bruises or scratched on there. They look very painful but they weren't painful at all. I don't know what happened and I'm confused

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      Olivia 

      8 months ago

      I’ve started to notice only recently that I’ve been finding bruises on my body without doing anything to cause them they are on my ankles and the top of my thighs and other strange places I have also just noticed today that three scratches have Appeared in my forearm they weren’t there when I woke up and I haven’t caught or scratched my arm on anything it does not hurt but looks as though I’ve been scratched by something sharp but haven’t been near anything to cause this

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      Wade Mendenhall 

      8 months ago

      I have been dealing with demons for 2 years now and this was the first time I was scratched like this. It was a surprise and scared me at first but I have been active in my church and am close to God, especially for a year now, so I feel protected by Him. I hope this will stop soon and plan to stay as close to the Lord as I can because that is all I can do to protect myself. These demons are really tricky and have been tricking me for a while. I have a huge history with this I could go on and on, but I do know they are real. Good luck and stay close to God. Read the scriptures and pray and ask for His guidance and protection.

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      Augustina 

      8 months ago

      I'm waking up every morning with cuts on my face legs and arm and wondering were I'm getting it from like I say I'm 12 and it happens every night an ik it's not my sister or my cats cuz I would have waked up or be bleeding but they don't hurt me.. still wondering...

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      Bruce 

      9 months ago

      I have about 12 scratches on my arm and 12 bite marks I randomly wake up the stuff on my arm

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      the_squaw 

      9 months ago

      i keep hearing the cries of people and waking up with bruises and scratches on me, one night i even watched the scratches appear. no matter where i go i cant get away from these immortal beings theyre attached to me and nothing will let me leave them behind...what should i do?

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      I jave 

      9 months ago

      I have a cross mark on my leg for a long time and im almost 12now and it really creeps me out.

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      Sandy 

      9 months ago

      Parasitism, which is wholly demonic, cannot be ruled out regarding this phenomenon.

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      Unknown User1 

      10 months ago

      I woke up with a massive scar going from my hip to my knee and it had some puncture and blood coming out. So I don't know what to do right now

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      Grape 

      10 months ago

      I get deep cuts that come it twos and I'm not sure why they're appearing

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      Sebastian 

      10 months ago

      I’ve Benin getting scratches but they only come as one scratch not in three and are usually spread across my body. A few of my friends have also been scratched but with them it’s been two parallel marks not three and when ever they get scratched its only around me. Also from some strange reason I don’t dream. I have dreamless nights and naps, but when I do dream they start off pleasant but then turn south quickly.

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      FireDewBurns 

      10 months ago

      This was happening to me for a few months now and I dont know whats happening. I definitely know that I don't scratch myself during the night and I dont have pets. I dont do drugs nor smoke. Comments from this website suggest praying to Jesus and it worked but I can't do that cause I'm Buddhist. Help me someone plz. I just got a recent scar mark but this one was different from the previous mark. It seemed like a bunch of holes arranged into a square like shape and it was red. It wasnt painful like the previous ones and it was a lot more obvious. It was under my neck but not on it and it was about 4cm across and down. After noticing it I started to feel sensitive on that part. Help me someone plz Im too young to die.

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      Nomad 

      11 months ago

      Hello,

      First of all, I do get these scratches for yeas, and I have been ignoring them till today, I would like to get to the bottom of this. While the effort is admirable the conclusion drawn isn't. First of, your poll is worthless, and here is why.

      "Question: Have you ever experienced unexplained scratches, bruises, or bite marks?"

      The question in relation to the topic at hand is missing keywords. Maybe you should have added the words WHILE ASLEEP. In light of that, or rather, in shadow of that, your conclusion, which isn't really a conclusion mere biased speculation.

      At last, you and your family doing drugs? Like you go to your mom asking for cocaine??? I should let you know, that I am in the market to be adopted, and me and your family could get along together. I even, got the scars/scratches to prove it.

      All da best.

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      josh 

      11 months ago

      this scratching stuff is so annoying..

      people think someone is possesed.

      pls someone help!!

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      Christina 

      11 months ago

      Im wondering also 2 times it happend to me that my both arm near at my arm pit have a lot of scratch like animals claws hit my both arm...i woked up in the morning and i noticed that i have a lot of scratch..we dont have any animals because im leaving with accommodation and i have 5 room mates ...the scratches will be gone in 3 days and back 2 normal again...i know theres something wrong in my room and its all unexplainable till now...

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      Anon 

      11 months ago

      Today I received three scratches on my left arm and I would've totally agreed with everything the article was telling me only for the fact I was awake when it happened. My mom doesn't have long nails that could've scratched when she held my arm and if she did I would've felt the pain during the infliction.

      Also I've had two thin scratches on the back of my hand which I noticed right before I was getting ready for bed.

      So I'm confused what does it mean if I'm awake when this happens?

      p.s. I've gotten scratches before and felt the pain during the process of someone giving them (whether by accident or purpose)

      So it would be appreciative if someone could help me.

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      Charvis pierce 

      11 months ago

      I heard this lady voice one night and I went to bed and the next morning I heard it while i was sleep it’s like she was trying to wake me but I wouldn’t so I woke up with 3 scratches and her voice changed when it happen but I think she is following me

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      Isaac serna 

      11 months ago

      I need for someone to pray for me I have la santisima muerte inside my body plus a whole lot of other evil spirits that belong to Satan's and every time I try to pray I cold hear someone praying along with me at the same time but cursing JESUS CHRIST out acting like if its me please pray to GOD JESUS CHRIST and please ask I'm if He could please send our 7 arch Angels to my place of living Thank You so much and I hope I could find a closing to this bad problem God Bless You All

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      Angela 

      11 months ago

      I’ve been waking up with crescent shaped cute and i don’t know why

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      ZanTheMan 

      11 months ago

      I've only been waking up to one on my arm, wheb that cut thing disapears I get another in the same exact spot. It's been like for as long as I remember. So is there a diffrent reason to there only being one, or is it the same reason if you had three.

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      Team Wiseman 

      11 months ago

      Amen! Christ has overcome the world!!!

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      Augustine Mosqueda 

      11 months ago

      I have been waking up with scratches on my body for over 10 years but this morning it was unusual I had scratches all over my upper part of my body my arms and I can feel scratches on my back so today I decided to check into this and ask Google and I found this website no I will not go to no Catholic priest I left the Catholic church in 1981 and now I realize that the greater one in me will deliver me from this

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      Ayrialakira 

      11 months ago

      over the years this has happened to me. I do not have any animals or nothing wrong with my skin. They just appear sometimes with a burning sensation, on my feet,calf or sometimes chest.idk what to think it is. I can’t even make the same marks with my finger nails since the marks are to sharp looking like cat scratches

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      Kim clemons 

      11 months ago

      I have unexplained scratches i know that a very sick group are doing something for the purpose to steel or mess with a person head or jelous or a distraction or to put a person to sleep sex freak dope phene gos both ways after a while your body will just not fuction right and weak thats when they come or come up on the person that is being hunted and then they take what ever they want drugs kids money mates cars home control good game and sooner or later they will mess with the wrong and go to jail or get fucked up eather way their is a price to pay karma is a bitch .

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      Ella 

      11 months ago

      I used to have really bad psoriasis and would always wake up with stressed skin. I couldn't explain this until I slept with gloves one day and the scratches went away. However, sometimes i removed the gloves in my sleep LOL

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      Yeol Eum 

      11 months ago

      These scratches are not demons, you're just scratching yourself at night. I didn't know this until I saw my brother scratching himself in his sleep.

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      Renago 

      11 months ago

      This mostly happened to me when I was younger. Childhood and early teen years. I'd find scratches on my arms or legs upon waking that felt fresh. No blood but very sensitive to touch.

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      Lui Caren 

      11 months ago

      I've had these scratches and now it's time to change my ways. God Bless and I hope Jesus Christ saves me.

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      Mpfbuh001 

      12 months ago

      Anyone reading this comment. These unexplained scratches are unclean and demonic spirits that try to oppress and scare mankind. The devil hates us with a fury cause we are made in God's image and likeness. Plead the blood of Jesus Christ before you sleep. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ. He will save you and protect you. His name means "God saves".

      God bless everyone

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      Trista 

      12 months ago

      The past 3 days I have found 2 dead rats and 1 dead bat in my front lawn. All in the same exact spot. I discovered the bat this morning after I had woken up with scratch/marks on my back right below the armpit. Almost where someone would grab you to pick you up....little freaky but not sure what it means. I have experience the scratches for years.....any suggestion? Or idea as to why?

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      Bimpala 

      12 months ago

      Amen. Glory be to the Lord in the Highest! The devil hates us wants nothing more to deter us from love of Lord Jesus Christ. Please those whom are experiencing these to pray and rebuked in the name of Jesus Christ, but not only pray but FAST. In Mark 9 vs 25-29 tells us how Jesus dealt with an unclean spirit and how he told his disciples that some demons have to be fasted against. Some demons will not leave that easily you but keep on praying, fasting and seek Jesus Christ as your refugee.

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      Yeowch, they burn 

      12 months ago

      Woke up with a terribly painful burning sensation on my stomach this morning. I looked in the mirror and saw 3 scratches all parallel, 3 inches in length and about a half an inch apart. Raised wounds almost to the point of bleeding, with absolutely no explanation of how they could have got there of course I asked Google for an explanation, LOL. And I ended up here! I guess I'm one of the 97 percentile!

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      Anomous 

      13 months ago

      Why does this happen? Does it mean something is after me? Why do these just pop up on me did I do something to make something upset?

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      Team Wiseman 

      13 months ago

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      Sheri Timmons 

      13 months ago

      I woke up with what looks like a symmetrical symbol scratch on my leg. My daughter is freaked out by this. We definitely have poltergeist activity and others have seen 2 full bodied aparitions. One is a man in very old style formal dress and the other is a little girl in a white dress and corkscrew pigtails. I refuse to be afraid and light sage whenever tension seems to be building in the house however if I have been marked by an entity I really want to know so I can deal with the situation appropriately. I didn't see an option to share photos. Any information is very much appreciated.

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      Unon 

      13 months ago

      I always wake up with deep scratches on my legs, back, hand, face, and yesterday i woke up with three dots on my chest that continued to bleed randomly throughout the day.

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      kindle 

      13 months ago

      freaking out rn. six scratches.

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      Frank 

      13 months ago

      Damn the electricity suddenly got cut while i'm reading this, and it's 11:53pm now!

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      Gilli 

      13 months ago

      This has been happening to me for a while now... I have been waking up with scratches all over my body especially my right hand now my right hand muddke

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      Deanna 

      13 months ago

      I woke up with three deep cuts on my stomach and at night my house is really sketchy

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      monty 

      13 months ago

      i got three unexplained scratches on my thigh at the beach , 2 straight 1 curved , they were all bruised round them and that night i tried to comitt suicide my life has fallen apart since ive lost my boyfriend, my home and my dog , i believe i was marked by a demon and it really does mean to destroy; i had zero relationship with god at the time and im trying build one now its been 5 months since that day and im still plauged by nightmares

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      Shellby D. 

      14 months ago

      Before I find the scratches it feels like I'm being burned then when I look I find scratches and sometimes brusies

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      Team Wiseman 

      14 months ago

      You are being marked, and it is all for one reason.

      1 Timothy 6:12 tells us to FIGHT the good fight, and that fight is for your faith. Will you believe the lies literally scratched into you or will you lay hold of Eternal Life through Christ, our Lord!?? We choose the latter.

      Evil is a liar. Jesus Christ is Truth. He has also written something on you... it's in your heart.

      May God continue to bless your journey Home.

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      Lamide Johnson 

      14 months ago

      I had a experience like these several times , waking up and looking at scratches ,it happened many times that I can't count and just took it like its normal , yes mostly its 3 lines or 4 ... I still can't explain it ... Have heard and seen strange things as well , for instance,one day saw a gigantic creature as tall as up to 20feets in my dream,looks like fucked up that I can't explain it and made a run for it but to my surprise as I was running , though it had long legs but he's not walking with them but yet approached like a movement controlled by winds... As I woke up , I was so scared in my bedroom and just a second or two seconds after, I heard a sound at the back of my room but my bible was so close to me and I picked it up and started shouting Jesus then the sound stopped ... I also remember that before that time, there was a day I was trying to sleep half carried away and then saw something very nasty looking. Dark in face blends with the night but the eyes are so big , looks feminine with long hair. Very big and gigantic. And trying to I think wrestle me down and strangle me but I kept using my hands to fight it and we struggled which lasted almost a minute. Then it was gone , and it later seemed like it is unreal but I know it is real but it made me think as if its a dream ... If I had told anyone I am sure they will never believe it but it happened and I an not insane. I also fly in mydreams without wings , I tried many times to control the flight but its not easy. Because sometimes I fly as high that I try to avoid power cables but I realised its very funny because I only step one. Two and up and am flying , looking at different people under who can't fly and some asking me teach us how to fly ... Its weird right ? Human nature has a lot hidden from us but it manifests to some of us in different ways. That was when I believed in Demons & Angels ... How about a very strange noise in the night about 2am? that sounds soo scary ... It has also happened once and I heard it as if its from the next house but the following. Morning , I aasked everyone in the neighbourhood what strange noise and was that and they all said they heard nothing ... That has happened once as well ... So what do you say to that ... ? That's what life is all about sometimes ... But as for the marks, my question is I hope the devil is not marking some people ? Its hard ... Let's hear another persons view ...

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      N/A 

      14 months ago

      I think maybe the reason you woke up with scratches is because you were on drugs, as you admitted in this article. Drugs will make you sleep walk, and do things unconsciously.

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      Valerie1960 

      14 months ago

      I found a very strange mark on my back, not scratches but it looks like an angel or something, very high up and not an area I can reach myself.Will moniter to see how long it lasts

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      emily fields 

      14 months ago

      there weird thing happening in my house, door handles keep turning,ect...my one year old cousin keep pointing at a wall and talking, i dream of someone holding my trought and i cant even breath, when i wake up my neck hurts and i feel dissy, and scratches all over my body

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      jasmine 

      14 months ago

      i have six sets of three parallel cuts on my body. it’s so weird and it kinda creeps me out because i have no idea how they got there. if a demon is tryna kill me i’m gonna be pissed lmao

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      kaila 

      14 months ago

      me and some friend keep waking up with our cuts deepened

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      Ace 

      14 months ago

      I've been living in the same apartment for almost three years and honestly, I'm just now noticing these healed scratches. Sometimes I'll just feel my skin and find a scratch that happened out of nowhere. I always get a feeling like I'm being watched too, especially at night. And then there are times where things in my room will move. Or stuff disappears for a while and I find it sometime later.

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      Marshall 

      14 months ago

      My girlfriend was attached by something last night and lt left about 30 or 40 scratch marks on her body. They almost were all in three's. Also i saw a symbol scratched into her shoulder. I saw them appearing on her body as she began hyperventilating from fear. It looked like a horror movie. I will be contacting a catholic priest and seeing if holy water and blessed rosaries. I have noticed scratches here and there in my life but nothing this violent. If i would have taken her to a hospital, they would have asked what she was attacked by. Yelling out loud seemed to make it stop. I hope this does not happen to anyone else. It was like a nightmare.

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      Bev 

      14 months ago

      3 long scratchmarks goin In a vertical direction upper left arm.look like A cat scratched me.its red but its not bleeding an tbe skin is not broken. My son said laughn, maybe a ghost did it..they are spaced apart. 1 is runin down wbere my arm pit is. 4 inches away is another, 3 inch away another. caught my intention cause they all are identical.in the beginning of the article i read it may happrn if you are facing a big decision an facing temptation..and both of these things im facing at one time.so i believe there is sone validity

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      Tadgh- Australian 

      14 months ago

      Jay mate I know I haven’t been scratched yet and I believe you, demons heaven angles they all exist. Having two scratches on your right arm is going to hurt when you notice it. But what happens to you if that didn’t happen? Leave comment. What happens if an angles came? What would they do? Would they give us good luck for the rest of the year you know I don’t know alright so yeah mate? Also having a nightmare might wake you up in the middle of the night. Jay mate i feel really bad for you and I hope it doesn’t happen again so see you Jay.

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      Team Wiseman 

      14 months ago

      Amen brother! We are praying for you Jay, Love always wins and remember: It's not what you do that saves you, it is what He (Christ Jesus) already did. Fight the good fight of faith and continue your walk with Him. He never leaves you nor forsakes you. May God continue to bless your journey home.

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      Jay 

      15 months ago

      Just finished brushing my teeth and washing my face, and when I looked in the mirror I noticed 2 huge scratch lines and several small ones on the back of my right arm.I wish I can post a picture of them here, but trust me, I'm not lying. One I can understand me doing by mistake, but not this.

      It's not the first time, but they were never this big or this scary. I'm a born again Christian btw, but I've become far...far away from Christ.

      I really need to re-examine my life.

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